What It Means If You're A Parent Who Worries

[twitter]Parenting is one big corn maze. So many ways to get out, and so many decisions to make to get there.

“I worry if I’m going to be a good dad. I worry if I’m teaching my child enough. I worry about raising decent children and living long enough to celebrate life with them. I worry about every single decision.”

I asked some friends if they’re a parent who worries and the list started with the above and just kept going. We worry about everything. And it’s not just about our kids, we worry about ourselves too.

I worry too, but maybe it’s more of a wonder. I don’t necessarily stress about how my kids are being raised and doing with life, but I wonder about it all the time. I measure everything, I am constantly taking stock and thinking about their progress and if I’m doing good enough by my boys.

I wonder if I’m giving my kids enough activity options to find their muse. I wonder if I’m reading to them enough. I wonder if the quality time I spend with them is quality enough. I wonder if I’m saving enough for their future, if I’m earning enough to take care of their present, and if I’m looking after myself to live long enough to see it all unfold.

My wonder extends to measuring too.  I see how you other parents are with your kids, and I compare how I am with mine. I see your status updates about the things you’re doing with your kids, how they’re excelling, and I compare if my kids are good enough.

And then I start wondering.

Why aren’t my sons playing hockey, taking piano, or programming computers? Yes they take art class, and dance, and swimming, but did I miss something by not getting them in baseball, skiing, or lacrosse?

I wonder if my kids are okay. I wonder if they’re confident enough. I wonder if they have enough friends, if they’re a good friend. I wonder if they’re happy.

I know you wonder and worry about the same things most parents seem to wonder and worry about. Everything. And guess what? As much as I want to be laissez-faire free-range parent and put my feet up, the wonder and worry is a good thing.

The worry if we’re doing good enough is a sign that, in fact, we ARE doing good enough. If you’re not worrying about your kids, if you’re not wondering if you’re doing it right well .. then .. what does that say? 

The fact we stress, we wonder, we wish, we hope, we second guess is a sign of caring. The fact that we stress about all those things is the sign that YES, I’M A GOOD PARENT/FRIEND/RELATIVE.

If you care, if you question, if you worry, if you compare, if you wonder, it means you’re doing it right. You’re doin’ good. Really, you are.

To worry means you’re not satisfied with where things are, and you want to try harder to make it better. While we could all use to dial down the worry and the wonder, the fact that it is there means we care.

Check out this new video from my partner Minute Maid. Share it with the friends and family in your life who could use a reminder that they, too, are doing a great job as a parent.

Now tell me about a parent who worries that you know.

Post a shout out/short story about her in the comment section below to let them know she’s doing a better job as a parent than she might think. With the comment you’ll have a chance to win a Minute Maid prize pack, which includes a $250 Visa gift card to help her to continue #DoinGood work for her family. Happy posting!

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And rookie parents? You need to know that while time cures the worry and wonder, it also changes it. I look back on those early stresses about food and sleep patterns and potty training and, in the big picture, it didn’t matter.

Now it’s reading, and school, and socializing. In a few years it will be peer pressure, and more school. The worry and wonder will never go away. So take time in your present to look back at your past, and realize that you’re #doingood for your kids’ future.

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  1. Leah April 27, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I know that my sister-in-law Natalie is doing a great job! she loves my niece and nephew so much and she’s such a nice person and a great cook to boot! I plan on letting her know how appreciated she is on Mother’s Day this year because she really is a great mom!

  2. Seth Burleigh April 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I know you can’t spend as much time with Isabel as you’d like, but the time you do is amazing. She doesn’t appreciate it now, but it makes a difference on her young mind and heart.

  3. britnee April 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

    My husband is #doinggood. He’s a spectacular father.

  4. Chris Hoban April 27, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Our mom is flying up just to visit us in a few weeks

  5. lynn clayton April 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

    my husband he works like crazy o i cna stay home with our son. he works night then stays up with our son that takes allot of sacrafice and i appriciate everything he does.

  6. Kristin G April 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

    My sister! She’s going through a tough divorce and manages to keep her son the #1 priority.. She loves him unconditionally and she is still a great source of encouragement and advice! I aim to be more like her!

  7. Amy Heffernan April 27, 2015 at 11:17 am

    My neighbor! He is a single dad of 3 boys and he works so so hard. #doingood

  8. Lee-Ann April 27, 2015 at 11:27 am

    My friend Andrea… she has it so hard it’s not even funny. I am not going to go into specifics because they are very personal..but she is doing a tremendous job of parenting – and she has about every raod block in the way to boot.

  9. ivy pluchinsky April 27, 2015 at 11:29 am

    My sister is doing a really great job as a single working mom. She works, takes care of her 5 year old girl, and signs my niece up for soccer, gymnastics, and other activities. #doinggood

  10. michelle tremblett April 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

    My neighbors blow me away ! They have six kids, And literally work day and night to support them. They are always so kind and helpful, truly dedicated to their kids and their futures, So inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kim April 27, 2015 at 11:39 am

    My cousin is a wonderful mom. She is #doinggood even though she has had to raise her daughter all alone (her husband passed early). She fosters every possible learning opportunity and has grown herself as a person.

  12. latanya t April 27, 2015 at 11:40 am

    my husband works full time, goes to school, and is a preacher, but he still makes time for our son and know that has to be challenging with so much going on

  13. Thomas Kwan April 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

    My friend. They gave their sons the best and yet did not get the appreciation from the teenagers. They think he is too strict and did not give them any space. They will soon realize how fortunate they are.

  14. Nancy April 27, 2015 at 11:57 am

    My cousin is #doingood – she is an amazing mom and always striving to be better.

  15. Robyn Bellefleur April 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    My husband is doing it right! He is a step-father to my two daughters, but you wouldn’t guess it. He is fabulous with them and he treats them like what they are, fabulous people!!

  16. Brenda Penton April 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    One of my best friends. She is an amazing mother and she often feels like she isn’t doing enough and feels guilty.

  17. jessica s April 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    my sister is definitely #doinggood! she never seems to take any time for herself and is always on the go! Would love to win so I can take her shopping!

  18. andrea amy April 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    My best friend from high school. She has two daughters who are celiac, and also works full time as a teacher. She makes all their food from scratch, including gluten free bread daily. She volunteers with the girls sports groups and guides, she volunteers with the church, she volunteers with extra curricular activities with the school and she never ever complains.

  19. Andrew April 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I must admit after 18 years of being a single Dad care-provider to 6 children you learn what is and what isn’t important! All 6 kids are now adults so it seemed to work. Married in March 2013 and now have 6 + 3 aged 20-30…BUT, at least I’m not parenting alone..and all but 2 have left home! It can be done!

  20. Kevin April 27, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    My mom is #doinggood. She always puts others ahead of herself. ๐Ÿ™

  21. Florence C April 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    My daughter is #doingood with her niece and nephew. She spends a lot of time with them experiencing new things in life.

  22. Jonnie April 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    A family i know that has 7 kids. The parents are always so positive even though I know their days are very long and they sacrifice a lot for their kids.

  23. jan April 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    My brother in law is #doingood although he questions it.

  24. John C April 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    My wife is always worried about our baby, she have definitely scarified her own pleasure from time and time again for our baby’s sake.

  25. Tracy D April 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    My brother is a single parent, and he’s such an amazing dad to his daughter!

  26. Angela M April 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I once received this message from a friend….I just wanted to say that I think you are one of the strongest people I know. To walk a mile in your shoes is to walk for an eternity. I am a better person for knowing you and this journey you are taking with your daughter.
    Raising a medically fragile child is difficult and it takes a toll on you, so receiving this from her really meant a lot. #doinggood

  27. ginette4 April 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    My sister in law is a single parent, she raised her daughter on her own now she’s helping to raise her grandson and has a full time job and is always volunteering somewhere or helping someone out..truly genuine and caring

  28. Jenness M April 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    My best friend who does so well with her kids while her air force hubby is away!

  29. Burcu Acar April 27, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    My sister-in-law is a great mom.

  30. Rachel C. April 27, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    My brother-in-law and his wife are doing really well – they’re expecting their first child, and they’ve really stepped up to the plate in terms of preparation. They’ve even started eating way better and completely quit smoking!

  31. Erika R. April 27, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    My sister in law is #doinggood as a first time mom!

  32. Autumn R April 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    My sister is doing amazing raising two young boys and dealing with multiple health-issues…She still keeps up with them, stays positive and gives them all shes got ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Jasen H April 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    My mom is #doinggood she always worries that she doesn’t do enough for the family but in reality she does more than is needed.

  34. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard April 27, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    My BFF is doing awesome raising her children on her own but often doubts herself. She is #doinggood <3 xo

  35. Piroska April 27, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    My daughter is #doingood. She’s such a great first-time mom, even though she’s had such a battle health-wise. Such strength and love, it warms my heart. I’m so proud of her! :o)

  36. Josh S April 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    My wife is an amazing mother. I am so proud of the great job she is doing taking care of the kids when I am away at work.

  37. Donna L. April 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    My mother worries even though she does a great job!

  38. Danielle April 27, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    My friend is working full-time, taking her kids to lessons and orchestrating elaborate birthday parties for her two girls. She is #doingood

  39. Leigh Anne Borders April 27, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I would nominate my mom because she is ALWAYS there to support us and she puts up with so much. She has such determination in the face of obstacles.

  40. Stacey B April 27, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    One of my friends whom is a single full time working mom and also goes to school full time!

  41. Antony Bosch April 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    My wife Jane.. she works like crazy to support our family and I don’t think she knows just how great of a mom she is to our kids. she is definitely #doingood

  42. Maria April 27, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    My husband, he works long hours but always finds time to spend time with our kids

  43. andrea m April 27, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    My hubby is doing a great job with our 1 month old daughter and doesn’t realize it!

  44. Heidi Pawluk April 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Even though my mom just turned 92 this April and suffered a stroke, she still provides encouragement, love & an ear to listen. Although she cannot do much for herself, she still evokes that motherly instinct no matter what age. LOVE you to bits MOM! You are my Rock, My Special Place โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

  45. Leanne N April 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I want to give a shout out to my sister! She is an amazing mom and worries that her son is going to grow up a thug. Her son is amazing and has grown so much over the past 11 years. I hope to win this for her!

  46. Kristine Ewald April 27, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    My mom always volunteers at the hospice #Doingood

  47. Edith Rennes April 28, 2015 at 1:20 am

    My daughter does a brilliant job raising her family

  48. belinda April 28, 2015 at 1:51 am

    My sister in law is #Doingood

  49. melissa fowers April 28, 2015 at 7:24 am

    My husband always worries if wedoing a good job with out kids, I really think we are

  50. lisa bolduc April 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

    my hubby, he is a great dad, and our little guy is goign through a mommy phase now and it is tearing up the hubby, he feels the baby doesnt like him. i keep telling him it is just a phase,

  51. yvonne April 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

    My Momma is a worry wart and even though her kids are adults, she still worries. She is truly an inspiration and great teacher. she’s doing better than good! she’s awesome!

  52. Heidi c. April 28, 2015 at 8:33 am

    My good friend inspires me. She and her husband have adopted seven children, all with special needs of some kind. They have started their own organic farm to feed the kids the best diet. They volunteer with the Church and school and they both have full-time jobs. Amazing.

  53. Rick F April 28, 2015 at 8:51 am

    My niece is doing a great job raising her daughter.

  54. Kaare April 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

    My stepdad is, he is a great guy

  55. Barb W April 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I think that applies to so many moms I know; we are forever undervaluing ourselves.

  56. Glogirl April 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    My mom is #doingood. She belittles her parenting abilities but she is a great mom who continues to face challenges with her children even though we are grown!

  57. Tammy Dalley April 28, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    My bestie is a single mom, she inspires me

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  59. margaux retrophiliac April 28, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    My sister, She is doing good by providing donations of toiletries to help families & children in need. Definite koodos & definite case of #doingood

  60. Samantha Turnbull April 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    i find a lot of parents dont worry nearly as much as they should these days. my mother was a single mom and never let me out of her sight, yes she was a worrier. she watched me when i played in our own yard.

  61. Bryan April 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    My cousin is doing a great job with her daughter!

  62. Rosie April 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I have a friend who worked as a special care nurse for children, and raised 4 girls, one who got in trouble, but my friend was a patient and great mom – now she is a grandma.

  63. Stephanie LaPlante April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I would say my mom. She’s my full-time caregiver as I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She is also my dad’s caregiver with cancer. She works at an old age home and brightens your day.

  64. Nate April 28, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    My sister is #doinggood. She is always there for her child

  65. David Fultner April 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    My nieghbor Brenda she has 3 girl (1 in a wheel chair. She has no idea that she a is #doingood as a mom.

  66. Donnie Ball April 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Me. #doinggood

  67. Margaret H April 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    My niece is a good parent….lives for her kids….

  68. Rosa Cross April 28, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    My nephew is a good parent … and a brand new one.

  69. Leanne Cobbledick April 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    My sister is an excellent mom! Very proud of my nephew, he’s turned out well.

  70. Pam April 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    My sister is #doingood. She is a cancer survivor, recently got a new job, graduated from university with her masters and is caring for two children ALONE who have special needs. She deserves to be honored and appreciated.

  71. wendy hutton April 28, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I would have to say my sister

  72. Marilyn Legault April 28, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    My sister is a stepmom and is doing an amazing job as a part time parent with her husband’s son of 9yrs. He doesn’t call her “Mom”, but he respects her like a parent and gives her hugs and cuddles. She must be doing something right ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Kim M April 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    My own mother does a fantastic job and I don’t think she is acknowledged enough.

  74. Jenny April 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    my dear friend who is an amazing single parent

  75. abraidwood@gmail.com April 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    My brother and his wife have two girls under the age of three. They’re chill relaxed parents and their kids are laid back and chill as well. Which is nice :0

  76. Nicole April 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    My colleague is doing an amazing job. She has two high needs kids and yet seems to have it all – great career & still does wonders with her kids, all with a smile on her face.

  77. Suzanne G April 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    My daughter is doing a great job raising her children. She is in midst of breakup and she worries so much how it will affect the children. She is working two jobs to make ends meet and she is a great mom who always puts her kids first.

  78. Mike Gismondi April 28, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    My sister-in-law does a great job with her kids – she’s so busy working but manages to do so much with them! #doingood

  79. MrsWhite April 29, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I think my mom is #DoingGood – Well…Amazingly good, that is. She’s raised 5 kids, with 2 early teens still at home and still goin’ strong! She most definitely is not told enough how much she is loved ๐Ÿ™‚ Kudos to her and as a side note, kudos to my brother and dad who have survived the ups and downs of life with 5 women in the house haha!

  80. Kathy Thorn April 29, 2015 at 2:01 am

    My daughter is doing great as a new mother#doingood

  81. Kristine Bauman April 29, 2015 at 2:03 am

    My mother has always done great, especially considering she raised me while dealing with having Crohn’s disease.#doingood

  82. sara rai April 29, 2015 at 2:37 am

    My sister and her hubby are doing an amazing job with their two kids. They are simple and make parenting a piece of cake.

  83. David Gibb April 29, 2015 at 11:30 am

    My wife always cares for her family and she is always helping others with encouraging word and a smile #doingood .

  84. naiddia p April 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    My sister in law is #doingood. She is a hard worker and doing a great job as a new mom.

  85. carol clark April 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    my nephew who i thought might walk away and has surprised all of us by turning his life around

  86. Andreia Dumitru April 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    My friend, who is an amazing single mom of two.

  87. Karla Sceviour April 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    my sister is #doingood,she is a great mother and person ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Rachael Bhardwaj April 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    My sister is #doinGood and doesnt realize it with 3 boys!

  89. nancy lafrance April 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    My husband is doing a great job as a dad to 4 little girls!

  90. maria April 29, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    My brother in law is doing great!

  91. richelle bowers April 30, 2015 at 7:44 am

    my husband is!

  92. Christine GW April 30, 2015 at 8:56 am

    My husband is #DoinGood. He works long hours and feels guilty being away from home so much during his busy season, but when he is around, he really pays attention to the kids, spending quality time with them: playing catch in the back yard, helping them with homework, riding bikes, playing a board game with them, etc.

  93. sean kula April 30, 2015 at 8:57 am

    My sister is a good parent; she needs to not worry what others think.

  94. nicolthepickle April 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

    My husband is #doingood. He works hard to support his family. And he loves us.
    I should tell him more.

  95. nicolthepickle April 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Haha, he was the first person I thought of. For Mother’s day no less. ๐Ÿ˜› but my sister is as well. she just had baby #4 and she’s so tough. She just keeps going even if it’s hard.

  96. Robert Wise April 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    My step father’s daughter, Amanda is raising 4 children on her own. She is a great mother and is doing wonderful with her kids. She should be very proud of herself. #doingood

  97. Sunshine G April 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    My neighbour is doing a wonderful job with her two daughters – her husband is a pilot and she’s on her own a lot!

  98. Jessica Beard April 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I have a friend that doesn’t have a lot of patience with certain things in life, but when it comes to her kids she is doing a wonderful job.

  99. Andrew P April 30, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    My mom is doing great, all her life she has worked hard to support me while growing up, she’s much more relaxed and stress free now

  100. Betty S May 1, 2015 at 3:19 am

    My niece is #doingood she has great children that show respect and kindness to all

  101. Kris Wilson May 1, 2015 at 6:29 am

    My Grandmother is 98 and still rides a 3-wheeled bike to do her grocery shopping. #doingood

  102. Seph Anderson May 1, 2015 at 8:33 am

    My brother, father of two young kids, is going a great job!

  103. Julie Bolduc May 1, 2015 at 9:52 am

    My sister who is a new mom, she’s doing an awesome job

  104. Mary Happymommy May 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    My friend is a nurse and mother of toddler twins and she’s doing great!

  105. steve weber May 1, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I’ve got a co-worker who is doing a wonderful job as a single parent.. also makes sure to go above and beyond to make the best for her daughter.

  106. Tracy Robertson May 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    My Mom is #doingood I may not be a kid anymore, but now she has years and years of experience at being a great Mom!

  107. Jessica To May 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I have a friend who is raising her two boys by herself and is doing a great job.

  108. Linda May 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    My niece is a single mom of 3 who works and takes care of her kids and I think that in spite of her situation, she’s #doingood and being an amazing Mother and providing the best she can.

  109. Ronald Gagnon May 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    #doingood my best friend of over 30 years who is the single mother of a 16 year old honor student (who also works 3 hours a day after school as a vet’s assistant) who has had lupus for about 18 years, yet she continues to work full-time, look after her widowed mother and 1 dog and a rabbit. She hasn’t been on a date in over 6 years and spends nothing on herself…her daughter is her life…and she is a wonderful, uncomplaining person

  110. Janet W. May 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t think my daughter realizes what a great mother she is to my two grandsons! They are very close in age and can be such a handful, but she’s #doingood!

  111. shelly peterson May 1, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    My friend Victoria, she is raising her grandchildren and also is now taking care of a friends 3 kids.

  112. Natalie May 1, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    My mom is #doingood as a mom because she remarried and is doing a great job at being the mom of 2 step kids and her 2 real kids. She also raised 2 kids as a single parent on a teacher’s salary.

  113. Kristen May 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    A friend of mine is wonderful mom & lawyer….she cherishes but does not spoil her two lovely kids.

  114. Bo Simms May 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    My best friend Pat is #doinggood and doesn’t know it, as a single parent who went to court to get joint custody, and spends half the week entirely with his daughter, never gets a babysitter and takes her to many different activities, classes and lessons and exposes her to music, arts, culture, sports, and more. Great #doinggood parent.

  115. Elena May 1, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    My friend is doing a great job raising her son. She is a single mom.

  116. Heather Hayes Panjon May 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    My Sister Is Doing A Wonderful Job As A Single Parent, She Don’t Give Herself Nearly Enough Credit!

  117. natasha severson May 1, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    there is a girl in my small community that always feels like she’s not doing things right. everytime i see her i always give her a complment or a coffee or something. She’s starting to figure out that she’s a good mom and sometimes yo have to make a hard decision. Thats our job!

  118. Yuen C May 1, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    My friend who is #doingood and teachers her daughters to explore the world more

  119. Sarah Hayes May 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    one of my dearest friends has 2 little ones and I really hope she knows what a great job she is doing

  120. Name Required May 2, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I know an elderly couple who are looking after their grandkids. There seems to be alot of that these days

  121. Kelly D May 2, 2015 at 8:14 am

    My friend from college is #doingood, spending quality time with her daughter and teaching her values. She has a tough schedule with work, but is doing a good job.

  122. Kiersten May 2, 2015 at 8:21 am

    my parents are divorced, but they are both #doinggood under the circumstances

  123. Betsy Barnes May 2, 2015 at 9:34 am

    My hubby is #doinggood at being a parent to our son, even though at times he thinks he is not. He has always made time for our son and did everything with him. Our son is 22 now, and my hubby is even closer to him. He seems to worry a lot more, yet he is there, offering advise, being a good listener and just hanging out.

  124. Elle May 2, 2015 at 9:44 am

    My sister in law is a fantastic, hard working, hands on Mother who does so much and asks for so little. She’s #doingood and I’d love for her to know that.

  125. Seham Merzib May 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

    my husband, father to 5 is a hardworking and dedicated man , who not only treats his children like angels but to anyone.

  126. kristen visser May 2, 2015 at 11:45 am

    my best friend! just had her first baby a month and a half ago! Always worried if she was doing a good job !! she is such a great mommy and her baby girl is lucky to have her as a mom

  127. Treen Goodwin May 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    My Husband is awesome , he works so hard to support us , he’s truly amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Jocelyne Alldrick May 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    My best friend Sheri…she is an amzing mother/wife/friend

  129. Amber y May 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    My sister is #DoinGood for her family. She’s a single mommy and it’s harder than we give her credit for sometimes.

  130. joanne darrell May 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Our son and daughter-in-law are doing a fabulous job with out granddaughters.

  131. GB May 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    My niece is doing a great job and just may not realize it. She had a surprise 3rd pregnancy that she and her husband weren’t planning on but a couple years later and I think she’s #doinggood managing and raising her kids.

  132. Aarone mawdsley May 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    my friend is #doinggood as a mom

  133. tammy shelton May 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    My daughter is doing a great job as a mom. She should be because I taught her everything she knows! ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. Alan Saxon May 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    The lady in Baltimore who stopped her kid from rioting is #doinggood.

  135. wanda macsween May 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    My mom did great raising five kids, i never heard her complain and would still do anything for her family.

  136. Jillian Too May 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    My sister-in-laws worries about #Doingood with my nephew. I think she’s found the right balance of being strict and laid back.

  137. nicole dziedzic May 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I would say my sister who has two kids, she sometimes doubts herself, but she is the best mom I know. Always doing all she can.

  138. kandi h May 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    My sister is so patient with her kids #doingood

  139. Tabathia B May 2, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    My cousin is #doinggood she went back to school and got her degree and is helping her daughter with college

  140. HS May 2, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    As a single parent, my sister-in-law is doing an excellent job raising her kids.

  141. Eva Mitton-Urban May 2, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Funny how we all get caught up in life and never truly realize how overwhelming and frustrating it is to be the MAN of the house and to provide for all the needs in one’s household. Never appreciated it as much as I do now. I see my husband working longer hours and the wrinkles are more defined. Today I watched as he was doing yard work with our son – I peered from the window as intermittently they kicked a soccer ball back & forth. Laughter & Giggles abound. To all the unspoken fathers/husbands in the day and age of increased prices on everything….struggling to survive…I like to do a shout out for all the fathers that may not be appreciated or get the much “Pat on the back” for being so selfless.

  142. Chelsea Vivier May 2, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    My Mom is #doingood!

  143. Laura J May 3, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Oh my little brother is #doingood! His wife walked out on him and the 3 kids about 3 years ago now. He has done such a great job being a single father! So proud of him!

  144. Nicole B May 3, 2015 at 9:45 am

    My friend is supermom. Always offering to take my kids as well as hers and managing to be a supermom during it all!

  145. Tanis May 3, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    My husband is #doingood in his job as a father, although I know sometimes he doesn’t feel like it when he’s working a lot!

  146. George M May 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    My daughter is doing a wonderful job with her baby. I know she worries about every stage but that means she reads about each stage beforehand and is prepared and understands what will happen.

  147. Neils Thorarinsson May 3, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    my wife is #doingood

  148. lisa neutel May 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    my friend is #doingood ..she is a full time mom to 3 special needs kids ..2 are bio kids and one is adopted!! she spends her time advocating for her kids needs and finding ways to get them all that they need in order to make life easier !!! she is an awesome mom!! and my hero

  149. Krista Miller May 3, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    My best friend of 30+ years is going through a rough time where she is very close to divorce, & she is worried about the effects it will have on her 2 kids. She is trying so hard right now to keep her emotions together for the sake of the kids, when I know deep inside she is ready to break. I always let her know she is #doinggood as I talk to her every night for support.

  150. Rebecca H May 3, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    my SIL is #doingood even though sometimes she’s hard on herself, shes great!

  151. Judy Hunting May 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    My husband is an amazing Dad. He always thinks he’s not because he works shift work and isn’t home a lot. But without him we would not have a home, food or anything

  152. Kevin L May 3, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    My mom is #doingood every day. One thing I think she doesn’t know is that’s she’s an amazing cook. She always says other moms are better, but I think she’s the best!

  153. Angela Stevens May 3, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    My friend Stacy Scott is a mother to 10 kids 18 to 4 she is stressed lol of course she is she has ten kids but she is doing a great job!

  154. Barbie S May 4, 2015 at 12:23 am

    My son and daughter in-law are #doingood being first time parents. It makes my heart happy:)

  155. Julia H May 4, 2015 at 3:15 am

    My neighbour is #doingood as a single Mom! She works so hard (I believe she has 2 jobs) just to give her 2 lovely daughters a better chance in life.

  156. Kimberly Murley May 4, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Anyone who shows tough love in order to teach your children the right way to live life is doing good without realizing it.

  157. RANDY FULGHAM May 4, 2015 at 6:45 am

    my mom is #doingood, but she stills worry about me to much,she needs to take a chill pill and dont worry, just be happy-happy-happy

  158. glenn May 4, 2015 at 7:27 am

    my friends john and Katie with their three daughters

  159. Elizabeth R May 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

    My niece is a great parent, always opening her home to all the other kids!

  160. Amanda Sakovitz May 4, 2015 at 9:30 am

    My best friend is an amazing parent. Sometimes I dont think she realizes it.

  161. Bridgett Wilbur May 4, 2015 at 10:37 am

    My daughter is a first time mom and she is #doingood . I am so proud of her she is just amazing.

  162. Thomas Murphy May 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    My brother is an awesome parent and does not know it.

  163. Emily Smith May 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    My sister is an amazing mom and she doesn’t give herself enough credit. She has three daughters and their dad has chosen not to be in their life. She’s doing amazing at work and is building a career working full time. No matter how tired she is she always takes the time to make sure my nieces are taken care of on every level and that they are excelling in their school work. They look up to her and she is their hero. I wish she would just stop and look at the incredible job she is doing. She’s definitely #doingood

  164. Barbara Montag May 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    #doingood I have a close friend who’s a single parent.
    She questions herself a lot even though she’s a fantastic mother.
    thank you

  165. Alison May 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    My buff is a first time mom she is second guessing everything but she is doing amazing!

  166. Kristine May 4, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I love watching my sister as a new Mom – she is doing a wonderful job!!!

  167. David Holder May 4, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    My wife is! She does a great job!

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